My Look: Tulle

Fashion can make us dream. Some looks invite us to indulge in a fairytale, among them tulle gowns that are absolutely trending this season. This was the outfit that I wore to the Acqua di Parma event lately.

My look: Embroidered cardigan (Look 46 Pre-collection S/S 2021) and Première Electro watch, both by CHANEL, raspberry ruffled tulle dressicon by Dior, Marble Silk Constance bag by Hermès, Jenlove 100 suede pumpsicon by Christian LouboutinDiorette ring and earrings, both by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra

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Hermès Marble Silk Constance Bag

The Constance bag, a great Hermès classic, undergoes a complete transformation for this exceptional limited edition version in silk and leather. The fruit of meticulous and complex assembly work, this refined marriage gives pride of place to the material. This silk is printed with the Orbis design using a unique technique that lends the colors and extraordinary vibrancy.

Marble Silk is the culmination of a veritable treasure hunt. It all started with the discovery, in an archival album of printed fabrics acquired by the House long ago, of fascinating motif whose production technique remained a mystery.

It took several years of research to locate the origins of this technique, invented in the first half of the 20th century in Switzerland, Germany, and France… In the end, however, it was in Japan that Hermès discovered the passionate craftsmen, heirs to know-how their ancestors had acquired in Europe, whom we may thank for the creation of the Marble Silk scarf.

Matching the bag is this exceptional Hermès Carré 90 Marble Silk Robe du Soir.

The process used to make the scarf is unique and entirely artisanal. First, a paste imbibed with different color pigments is prepared. Skilfully worked, cut out, and arranged in patterns, it is used to form the design, like marquetry, on a cylinder. The cylinder is then rolled over the silk to print it. Gradually becoming more refined over the course of the production process, the motif is never exactly the same, making each piece one-of-a-kind.

From this intricate process a rare silk is born, with wonderful whimsical motifs and a wealth of incredibly diverse effects and intense colors, all of which feature on this exceptional bag.

This bag is delicate. Although the silk of the Marble Silk Constance bag (size 24) has been treated to make it more resistant to stains, water (its is showerproof and not waterproof) and marks, it deserves special and attention. To preserve its original beauty, it needs time to rest. It needs to be provided with the best possible preservation conditions; a temperate, dry environment away from light, preferably in its original boy and dust cover.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Rian Davidson © David Biedert Photography / Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Cheesy

I know I got your attention at «cheesy». Fashion should be fun and not be taken too seriously! This yellow Prada sweater got the internet talking and let’s be frank, it resembles Swiss cheese that is known for its distinctive appearance with several holes. However, I find it very fashion-forward and extremely cool especially when worn together with the matching black open-knit sweater. Being proudly Swiss, I love cheese and I adore this Prada look so much. It was actually my favorite from the S/S 2021 collection and it is also very «Pantone Color of the Year 2021». With Central European weather going crazy at the moment, it is the perfect outfit at the moment.

In case your wondering about the placement of the bow brooch… one hole is placed a little unfortunate revealing a little too much in movement.

My look: Distressed logo-intarsia sweater in yellowicon, distressed open-weave wool sweater in black, belted pleated mohair-blend skirticontwo-tone slingback pumps, and Re-Nylon scrunchie, all by PradaConstance 24 in Evercolor Lime with palladium hardware by Hermès, satin bow brooch by CHANEL, rose diamond ring by PiagetCarrera Automatic Chronograph by TAG HeuerCameo embellished earrings, and faux pearl and crystal barrette, both by Simone Rocha.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Cozy

Today, I would like to show you my favorite comfy look this season. The photos were taken inside the beautiful Royal Suite at Clinique La Prairie. The perfect outfit for cozy days on the couch, zoom meetings and travelling. This week, it served me well as I got my COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna) which has completely knocked me out. It might be because I had the virus and I still have a high amount of antibodies. I have experienced chills, fever and a heavy headache. Thank God, I only need one shot.

My look: Artax tie-dyed cashmere wrapicon, and Miller tie-dyed cashmere sweatericon, both by Gabriela HearstRachelle cashmere wide-leg pantsicon by Khaite, logo-embossed leather espadrillesicon by Saint LaurentKelly Danse II in Verso Blush/Rose Jaipur Evercolor leather by Hermèsfaux-pearl tassel earrings by Oscar de la Renta, bracelets by Cartier, and Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Summer Lunch

It was the perfect sunny weather to enjoy a summer lunch at Buech for my fiancé’s birthday. I went for some Caribbean vibes to juxtapose a little bit the Swiss countryside.

My look: Charted Dreams cutout printed cotton-poplin midi dressicon by Johanna Ortiz, Pompei lace-up leather sandalsicon by Aquazzura, Birkin 30 in gold Epsom leather by Hermèsgold-tone, faux raffia and bead earring by Oscar de la Renta, bracelets by Cartier, and cat-eye tortoiseshell-acetate sunglassesicon by Bottega Veneta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht 
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My Look: In Style


It is finally time to dress up and go out in style as restaurants are open again in Switzerland. One of my favorite spots to eat in Zurich is La Muña at La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich that serves Japanese Peruvian specialties. Designed by Philippe Starck, it is a treasure chest, mingling imaginary memories of moments spent on the lake with extraordinary objects found in the city and around the world beneath the hotel’s spectacular dome.

As we have experienced lots of rain in Switzerland recently, my new wool-blend coat is the perfect cover-up for those chilly days. It works for going out as well as snuggling on the couch.

My look: Eliona belted hooded merino wool-blend coaticon by The Row, cutout striped pleated wool-blend midi dressicon by Gabriela Hearst, Birkin 30 in gold Epsom leather by Hermès, orange gold-tone and resin clip earringsicon, and flower pendant cable-chain necklaceicon, both by Dolce & Gabbana, two-tone slingback pumps by Prada, and Carrera Automatic Chronograph by TAG Heuer.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Take Care of Your Mind

«Take care of your mind, your body will thank you.
Take care of your body, your mind will thank you.
»

A sentence that is very true. Taking time for yourself is so important. Spending a night or a weekend in a beautiful hotel room by myself is pure luxury for me. Putting on a comfy look, enjoying a bath, reading without any distraction recharges my batteries immediately. Here you see me in my room at the La Reserve Eden au Lac, sporting my new Hermès Kelly Danse in different ways. Happy, relaxed and fully energized for many projects coming up this month.

My look: Selma ribbed-knit cardiganicon, Aeris ribbed-knit braletteicon, and Tala tie-front ribbed-knit wide-leg pantsicon, all by Jonathan Simkhai, Kelly Danse II in Verso Blush/Rose Jaipur Evercolor leather with silver hardware by Hermès, iridescent lambskin sandals in light bronze by CHANEL (Cruise 2021), Carrera Automatic Chronograph by TAG Heuer, and silver-tone, crystal and faux pearl necklace by Alessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

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Hermès Kelly Danse

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas, son-in-law of Émile Hermès, whom he succeeded at the head of Hermès (1951-1978), created the women’s bag with straps. He designed a trapezoid shape with two triangular gussets, a cutout flap, a handle and two side straps, and with it he brought the house into the era of boldness and modernism.


In the late 1950s, legend has it that Grace Kelly, a Hollywood star turned princess of Monaco, was photographed holding the bag over her stomach to conceal the early signs of her pregnancy.
The bag shot to international fame and was renamed the Kelly.

The Kelly bag comes in different sizes and styles (like the Kelly Pochette or Kelly Ado for example), offering different aesthetics. There is no «right» size or shape. Although right now smaller bags are the rage, the size for you is the size you choose.

Recently, I have added a Kelly Danse to my Hermès collection. Originally released in 2007 by Jean-Paul Gaultier, who was at the helmet of Hermès at that time, Kelly Danse is a more casual and multi-functional version of the iconic Hermès Kelly. Without the top handle, and with a long strap, you can wear it seven different ways: around the waist, as a crossbody bag, a shoulder bag at two different lengths, as a wristlet, a clutch and even as a backpack!

Danse means dance in French. The idea behind its creation was to attract a younger audience: young ladies who like to dance while having their hands free. Kelly Danse was a revolutionary design for the brand. However, it was discontinued in 2013 because the shape was too «advanced» and fashion-forward. Comfortable cross-body bags were not so trendy at that time.

However, as it often happens, after the bag has been discontinued, the bag has quickly turned into a rare collector’s item and was re-introduced in 2019. Known today as the Kelly Danse II, the bag is around 22 cm in length and 17 cm in height. In terms of dimensions, the Kelly Danse II is very similar to its predecessor.

I chose my Kelly Danse II in Verso Blush/Rose Jaipur Evercolor leather (a leather that is very resilient to wear and tear) with silver hardware and love it, as it is without a doubt, the most versatile of all Hermès bags.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: AP, Courtesy of Hermès, © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Hearst Rate

My Hearst rate goes up from season to season. I absolutely adore Gabriela Hearst‘s designs, this cashmere coat is one of my favorite pieces in my closet. Each garment is thoughtfully designed and crafted using the most luxurious fabrics. Her collections are inspired by the ranch she grew up on in Uruguay and her current life in New York City.

Being a trendsetter in the industry (she is now also at the helmet of Chloé), Gabriela Hearst has partnered with EON, which is a leading digital identity platform for fashion and apparel – connecting products throughout their lifecycle by unlocking visibility, traceability, and insight through a QR code, that let’s you explore the supply chain and learn about your garment’s journey.

My look: Dream leather-trimmed fringed cashmere coaticon by Gabriela Hearst, embroidered-collar belted denim shirt dress by Chloé, shiny Rose Schéhérazade Porosus Crocodile 25 Birkin bag by HermèsSo Kate 120 striped glittered suede pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, and pearl necklaces, both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

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The photos were shot at the Gstaad Palace Hotel.
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My Look: Wild Botanica

This was my look I wore on Mother’s Day when my daughter took me out to lunch at Restaurant Buech on this beautiful, warm and sunny Sunday.

My look: Botanica wattle-print linen-blend organza dressicon by Zimmermann, Constance 24 in Evercolor Lime with palladium hardware by Hermès, 30Montaigne square sunglasses, and Dior Mizza slingback ballerina flaticon, both by Dior, rose diamond ring by PiagetMaillon de Cartier 16mm 18-karat white gold diamond watchicon, and Clash de Cartier bracelet MM in white gold, both by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht
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